EASEUS Partition Master 3.0.2 Home Edition

Everyone is familiar with hard disk partitioning, particularly the ones who own large storage devices and want to divide the storage capacity into equal and smaller proportions. And with the influx of new hardware sizes in the terabyte era, here is one software that is certain to be of great use for people who want to easily and effectively make the right space allocation for their new hard drives today.

EASEUS Partition Master 3.0.2 Home Edition, like its name, “partition master,” has a powerful range of functions such as resizing partitions, formatting partitions, copying partitions, creating new partitions, deleting partitions, hiding partitions, changing drive letters, setting active partitions and a handful of other functions. It’s the best choice for computer users who need a free partition manager to optimize the performance of a computer.

EASEUS Partition Master 3.0.2 Home Edition is totally free with hardware RAID supported. In addition, this free partition manager supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista (32 bit) Operating Systems and also different file types. It can handle 32 hard drives, up to 1.5TB. However, the most outstanding feature is its ability to resize and move partitions without any data loss. Moreover, the “Partition Copy” and “Disk Copy” utility of EASEUS Partition Master 3.0.2 Home Edition can protect your data loss from program error or some other accidental occurrence.

Hard disk space can be a problem if you don’t partition them properly into manageable spaces. Especially when you consider defragging them, the time element allows you to focus on one part of the drive rather than the whole which can take hours to finish. And with terabytes, you may even say it can take you days to optimize your hard drive.


Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB Hard Drive

With Western Digital and Hitachi unveiling their own versions of TB hard drives, Seagate is surely one hard disk manufacturer that will not be left behind. In fact, they have unveiled their own model, the Barracuda 7200.12 HD. It is the first mainstream desktop hard drive to feature high areal density that allows to store more data on each disk. Now that is something worth considering as file size requirements today are getting larger by the minute.

The 7,200rpm Barracuda drive packs 1TB (terabyte) of storage capacity on an areal density of 329 Gigabits per square inch to deliver the best combination of capacity, performance and reliability for PCs, desktop RAID and personal external storage. The drive’s Serial ATA 3Gbps (gigabits per second) interface delivers sustained data rate of up to 160MBps for fast boot, application startup and file access.

If 1TB of storage is too much for you, the 3.5in drive also comes in 750GB and 500GB capacities with cache options of 32MB and 16MB. But then again, today the ideal position to take is go for the larger drives even if you think that they are too much. The price disparity may be a couple of dollars but think of the future. In the long end, you will find yourself upgrading your hard drive so why wait.


Seagate Unveils 80-gigabyte Intel X25-M SATA Hard Disk

With the advent of better and efficient hard disks on the rise, PC geeks are now in for a treat as Seagate Technologies has unveiled a new 80 gigabyte hard disk that comes with higher performance specifications and makes swapping drives easy. For most PC owners, hard disks have a limit as far as usable life is concerned. While we now see the 160 gigabyte hard disks in the market, the new 80-gigabyte Intel X25-M SATA offers half the storage but with more reliable speed and flexibility.

The best part of it is that you can use it on a laptop or a desktop. The interface is similar to most, using an USB interface where you can copy and safeguard your data if you are worried about your hard disk crashing at any moment. So while others are still using the traditional optical storage drives or larger capacity flash drives, why bother to limit yourself if you can get an efficient hard drive that can store your files and documents handily?

The Intel drive is expensive — about $540 online — but comes with higher performance specifications and a three-year warranty. Solid-state drives are obviously an expanding niche in the world of laptop computers. The explosion of digital data is so overwhelming that even if our notebook disks become smaller, we will still have to keep our data somewhere.

So if you are looking to buy a new hard drive, hold on a bit. This may be expensive but it is sure to answer all your data storage needs.


Speed is not Everything in a PC

When you get a new PC that contains the latest specifications offered in the market, you will always be thinking of speed. Normally, a new PC will perform up to par but if you notice, at some point it will deteriorate and slow down.

A lot has to do with the programs you install and use. The more programs you have on your PC, the larger the load will become. A PC user cannot help but install as they wish the programs that they have and normally it eats up space and adds to the usual processes that a standard computer has to run.

Once that happens, you can notice a decline in system performance. You may even think you have a worm or a virus inside. But while that would be a good conclusion, do consider the fact that there is such a thing as overdoing it when it comes to your computer capacity. No matter how large the hard drive may be, it remains that processors and memory chips also have their limitations.

That is perhaps the wrong notion that most people think. While it is apparent that some computers come out with awesome specs, they also have limitations. And depending on the type of program you use, the latest it is then the higher the specs needed.

Try to limit what you install. Avoid overloading your hard drive and of course your desktop. The decline in speed is normally because of this and before you know it, you may be depriving yourself of a good performing PC.

Out of Space? Get an External Hard Drive

At times, we may find ourselves running out of space as far as our internal hard disk drives are concerned. So you can turn to burning them to a DVD or CD but the thing is, how often can you do this practice? Are you sure that your burned files can still be accessed when you need to restore or access them?

It has always been better to store files and programs on a hard disk. Other than not having to worry about proper access of files, it is much convenient. PC users could care less how much files they have on their hard drive but the fact of the matter is that hard drives, external or internal, are better solutions for most.

External drives via USB connections pose as another storage device to which can be accessed. Such has been the gift of technology towards techie geeks these days and one thing you will notice is that you can bring it anywhere and plug them to any PC when you need your files to be safe and with you always.

The cost for getting one is not the expensive. In fact, with the right resources, you may be surprised that it can be close to the same amount of CD burners and discs. Further, you don’t have to worry about running out of space since hard disks are known to have larger storage spaces. So if you use it all up, you just buy a new hard drive, but that would really take some time compared to traditional optic storage drives capacity.

Define Your Storage Needs

It is practically easy to buy a hard disk these days. With large storage capacity, you would have to consider what files you would place in them. If you are the hardcore techie freak, chances are you would be thinking videos and audio files to which you can easily download today over the web. But before we go a bit forward on everything, it would be best to potentially canvass and plan just how much capacity you really need.

Apparently, people will have no second guesses as far as what storage capacity to buy. The biggest of course! There would be only one thing in the way and normally it would be the area of price. These days, for a difference of a couple of dollars, you would surely get the next big storage capacity hard disk. No doubt that would be your first choice.

Next, many would consider the manufacturer. Normally it would be a toss up between:

1. Seagate
2. Maxtor
3. Fujitsu
4. Hitachi

You can really interchange which between Seagate and Maxtor would be your preference. Others turn to the little known brands, Fujitsu and Hitachi for saving and disregard on durability. They may cost less but if there is one thing that you have to consider is the fact that they may not necessarily be reliable especially in the long run. Bad sectors and warranty issues may come into play but knowing hard disks, it takes so much for them to be displaced and unreliable.

It is All About Storage in Desktops

If you will notice in desktops, the feature that allows you to upgrade storage in the form of hard disks and optical media players bolsters the need of addressing storage issues. Unlike in laptops where hard disk changing may not always be present, the use of various hard drives such as SATA or SCSI has made all the difference in addressing the storage issue.

Storage for some desktop users would depend on what files they are pointing. Normally, it is not plainly about documents and spreadsheets. With technology offering a lot of things for the modern computer geek, audio, pictures and videos have likewise entered the fray. With that in mind, you can just imagine the space that these files would occupy and normally it can negate the usual gigabyte capacity of hard drives as well.

Laptops are not made for storage of large files. Some of these mobile computers have been equipped with higher capacity drives these days but you will notice the timing. They only offer larger storage after some time. At this age, we are already exposed to larger capacity drives, perhaps double than what laptops can carry. Why? For one thing, laptops are not designed to be storage space. They are made for assisting mobile users and not the hardcore programmer or designers.

So the next time you are wondering why desktops differ from laptops, just look beyond what they have to offer. The specifications are there but you need to look further. Storage is only one part of the entire picture for their variance.

Why I Prefer a Desktop Over a Laptop

For some years now, I still prefer to use a desktop over a laptop. Perhaps a lot of it is due to the fact that I am not a mobile person meaning I would prefer to stay in one secluded place to work rather than carry a notebook and find places such as Starbucks or any socially populated place where I can work as I wish. Sad to say, I prefer to be pinned to one place with no one to bother me.

This reasoning will surely draw a lot of criticism. For one, desktops are bulky (although there has been a lot of modified designs these days), making it impractical to transfer or bring along wherever you may be. The choice of whether you want to use a desktop or laptop hence depends on the nature of your work. If you are the blogger or programmer, you would want to have a desktop in one place where you can just sit down, focus and do your work.

Laptops on the other hand are for the mobile executives. Normally you would see people in sales or executives who rarely stay in the office as having them. They are not the type who will use a computer to do programming or even graphics designing. They need these laptops to aid them in presentations or even in receiving and sending email.

So as far as determining on which you would want, don’t just consider the price. Be practical and select the one that suits your needs. It is all about defining what you really need as far as computers are concerned.

With High Gigabytes, Do you Need Multiple Hard Drives?

When I was buying a new network card for my busted one, I couldn’t help overhear the new specs of current computer buyers today. One thing that struck me the most was the presence of a 500 Gigabyte hard drive. I sort of like told myself, “Whoa! Now that is STORAGE”. It takes me back in time where I was wondering how many 60 to 80 gigabyte hard disks a plain computer could handle but 500 gigabyte? That is like time 6 of previous storages of hard disks in the market.

Immediately you would think, what files you would place with such a big storage capacity. Never mind if it is a Seagate or a Maxtor, the point is you have more than enough data storage capacity to work on. In fact, it made me wonder, would people still need multiple hard disks where one is programmed to be assigned as the master hard disk while the other is a slave?

Unless of course if you are a crazy downloader of audio, video or even software files, having one 500 gigabyte hard disk is sufficient. But that is quite a lot of storage space and if you ask me, it would be best to partition it to avoid disk problems such as when the time comes you have to use tools such as Scan Disk or Defragmentation. Imagine the time you have to wait for if the whole 500 gigabyte were to be used? You are lucky if it doesn’t take days!

What Would you do with a 640 Gigabyte Hard Disk?

For some, the larger the storage, the better it is for them. This means more files and the luxury of storing large files like audio and video files can be accommodated. One thing that people have noticed these days is that the usual 40 to 160 gigabyte hard disks don’t last long. Attribute this to the fact that people have gone crazy placing or downloading videos into their computer, not wanting to burn them for fear that they may be damaged once they are transferred to the usual optical drives.

With that said, Verbatim has introduced a 640 gigabyte hard disk into the market. Wow! That is times 4 of the last maximum hard disk of 160 gigabyte and it makes you wonder on what to put in it. Imagine the number of videos you can place there. Indeed it does sound like a good development but do remember, maintenance may be an issue later on.

One thing about large storage is that if you don’t take care of them, they may crash and leave you weeping in tears with all the files you have in them. 160 gigabyte hard disks are hard enough so what the more if you use this 640 gigabyte hard disk? It will take longer to defragment (assuming you are the type who optimizes hard disk with disk defragmenter), and perhaps be harder to backup due to the large size.

With that said, is it good or bad? Depending on your use, you just have to consider if it is indeed still feasible to purchase.